Life was hard for settlers on the frontier and stories abound about their life and death struggles. One such tale is the story of Eva Lail. She was a young women who settled with her family at Hinkston’s Station in the 1780’s. The fort was later renamed Ruddle’s Station and was attacked by Indians and British under the Command of Capt. Henry Byrd. Although the Indians wished to destroy the fort and it’s inhabitants Byrd stepped in and promised the prisoners safe passage to Detroit. Eva Lail and her brothers were part of that enforced march.
Bonnie Hunter Strassel is a storyteller from Owen County Kentucky. She learned of the story of Eva Lail from a friend in her area who had done research on her family genealogy. Strassell embraced the story and made it her own. She gave a stirring performance as Eva